Before we get too far into 2016, we’d like to pause to tell you some good news about 2015. On behalf of the entire Mindful team, we’re pleased to share the wonderful news that we surpassed our 2015 year-end funding campaign goal of $100,000 with a final total raised of over $109,000. This is due to the overwhelming generosity of so many of you—known and anonymous—and we thank you all for your support.
In addition to the successful fundraising, we also surpassed our year-end goal of adding 1,000 new subscriptions just through this campaign alone. Welcome aboard to all of our new readers.
It is indeed humbling that you have chosen to support our work, especially in light of how many worthy causes there are in the world. We take your vote of confidence to heart; it will invigorate our efforts.
As a mission-driven non-profit, your support enables us to do more of what we do best—highlight the work of our mindful community, present helpful mindfulness practices, tell engaging stories, promote collaboration between thought leaders, and inspire more people to explore mindfulness so they can lead healthier lives, develop richer relationships, and contribute to a kinder more compassionate, and effective society.
Here are the top 10 most popular stories from Mindful.org in 2015:
How the Brain Changes When You Meditate
By charting new pathways in the brain, mindfulness can change the banter inside our heads from chaotic to calm.
Mindfulness—How to Do It
Mindfulness meditation practice couldn’t be simpler: take a good seat, pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal.
5 Steps to Wind Down and Fall Asleep
How to stop tossing and turning and get some quality shut-eye.
Kindergarteners Talk About Mindfulness
In the four-minute film, kindergarteners talk about coping with emotions and using meditation and breathing techniques.
Meet Your Second Brain: The Gut
How what’s going on in your gut could be affecting your brain.
Free Mindfulness Apps Worthy of Your Attention
Mindfulness apps are trending in a big way. Here are three we’re happy we downloaded.
Feeling Overwhelmed? Remember “RAIN”
Four steps to stop being so hard on ourselves.
Animated Mice Explain Meditation in 2 Minutes
Dan Harris and Happify bring you the cutest meditation instruction.
7 Things Mindful People Do Differently
Elisha Goldstein on the ways we can increase the intention of being more present in our lives.
A Relaxed Mind is a Productive Mind
A steady dose of toxic energy from higher-ups will encourage valuable team members to update their résumés rather than their to-do lists.